- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

SALINA, Kan. (AP) - Lead testing that was started after elevated levels of the substance were detected among some children in central Kansas’ Saline County has uncovered just one additional case so far.

The Salina Journal (https://bit.ly/29E0yXg ) reports that about 65 percent of the 342 blood samples recently sent to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment have been tested for lead. Saline County Health Department director Jason Tiller told Saline County commissioners Tuesday that only one sample has showed an elevated level.

The health department provided free blood tests for lead when the KDHE launched an investigation because of an unusually high number of children in Saline County showing elevated lead levels since the beginning of 2015.

The KDHE is continuing its investigation to try to determine what has caused those elevated levels.


Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, https://www.salina.com

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